How to Alpbach

Alpbach provides the unique atmosphere of the Forum. Enjoy comfortable mobility, services and leisure opportunities throughout the Alpbachtal!

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The World in the Village

The village of Alpbach in Tyrol has been name-giving and hosting the European Forum Alpbach event since 1945. Set in the midst of the Tyrolean Alps in Austria, this mountain village vibrates a unique and inspirational atmosphere far away from the stress of the big city. In addition to its exciting schedule, the Forum invites you to slow down and recharge in the Alpbach Valley. The picturesque scenery is characteristic to the Forum: Unconventional formats like Hikes spark ideas that go beyond the usual ways of thinking. The Alpine surroundings invite the participants to engage in direct and open discourse, casually creating networks while at the same time having the chance to relax. This setting makes the European Forum Alpbach a one-of-a-kind experience for the thought-leaders and key actors of Europe. Alpbach combines brilliant minds and breathtaking nature. Find more details about activities in and around Alpbach on the website of Alpbach Tourism.

Travel to Alpbach

By Train and Bus

Public transport is the most convenient way to reach Alpbach. We recommend you to plan and book your journey with our mobility partner ÖBB, the Austrian Federal Railways: Together with our partner we expand the regional transport in the Alpbach area which makes travelling to Alpbach easy and quick.

Getting there: Wörgl in Tyrol, Austria, is the best train destination for further travel to Alpbach. You can also reach Alpbach from Jenbach in Tyrol. There are two options to reach Alpbach from these train stations:

  1. Take the shuttle bus line 1 or 2 from Wörgl or Jenbach train station to Alpbach.
  2. Take the regional train from Wörgl or Jenbach to Brixlegg. From there, bus line 4074 or one of our shuttle bus lines 1 or 2 will bring you to Alpbach.

At all train stations, you will find the bus stop for all lines in the direction to Alpbach in front of the station. For the Congress Centrum Alpbach, get off at the bus stop “Alpbach Böglerhof/CCA”.

Train ticket discounts: The Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB grants a discount on your travel to Alpbach. Registration entitles you to a 22% discount on the ÖBB standard fare, to 10% off the international standard-fare and to a special price on the ÖBB Night Jet. Use this link and enter the TAN code NN8FYD. You will then be able to register as a new customer using your e-mail address and book your journey. If you have an existing ÖBB account, please use a new E-mail address to register for the Congress Account.

By Car

The Inn valley motorway (A12) takes you to Alpbach: exit the motorway at Kramsach/Alpbachtal. From there it is 9 km via Brixlegg to the village centre of Alpbach. As there are no parking facilities at the Congress Centrum Alpbach, we recommend using the car park at the entrance of the village (just before the Supermarket “SPAR”) or at best leave your car at the accommodation.

For electric cars, there are filling stations in the village centre (opposite to Böglerhof) and at the fire station (opposite Spar supermarket). More filling stations for electric cars: Electromobility in the Alpbachtal I Tyrol

By Plane

Innsbruck Airport (INN), Austria
The nearest airport is Innsbruck (approx. 60 km from Alpbach). Take the bus F (towards Kaplanstraße) to Innsbruck main station (“Hauptbahnhof”). The bus runs every 15–30 minutes, and the ride from the airport to Innsbruck main station takes approx. 15 minutes. From Innsbruck main station, take a train to Wörgl, Brixlegg or Jenbach. The ride takes 30–50 minutes. For connections from Wörgl, Brixlegg and Jenbach see above “Getting there with Public Transport”.

Munich Airport (MUC), Germany
From Munich Airport use the train line S8 to the station “München Ost / Ostbahnhof”. From there take the train (IC or EC) directly to Wörgl.

For your train travel planning, we recommend booking with our mobility partner “ÖBB” as explained above at “By Train and Bus”

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Alpbach (c) European Forum Alpbach / Philipp Huber

Accommodation and Childcare

After having registered successfully, every European Forum Alpbach participant will receive a confirmation and a link to the room reservation platform. This central platform was created especially for guests of the Forum by the European Forum Alpbach, Alpbach Tourismus GmbH and the local providers. The room reservation centre uses the entire range of rooms from the Alpbachtal region available to the European Forum Alpbach. All accommodations can be reached easily by public transport.

Please note that you can only book a room via the room reservation centre after you have registered for the European Forum Alpbach!

We offer child care with a varied programme for children (ages 2-10) of contributors, available daily during the Forum from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. A limited number of spots will also be available for children of participants. If you're interested in registering your child, please contact in advance.

Transportation during the event

As its main venue, the Congress Centrum Alpbach is located in the centre of the Alpbach village and is easily accessible by public transport: The bus stop Alpbach Böglerhof/CCA brings you right next to the Congress Centrum Alpbach, Number 246, 6236 Alpbach.

We aim to provide a comfortable and fast journey between the accommodation and the Congress Centrum for all participants. For this reason, together with our mobility partner ÖBB, we have supplemented and condensed the mobility offers from 19 August to 2 September 2023 in the Alpbach region:


In addition to the regular bus lines 4074 and 4115, a free transfer is running several times a day on the route Wörgl or Jenbach–Brixlegg–Reith–Alpbach–Inneralpbach to the Congress Centrum Alpbach in cooperation with the ÖBB. The journey with all bus lines is free of charge with your EFA ticket and/or confirmation of your accommodation reservation.

Download our bus plan and timetable HERE.

Free Shuttle Taxis

For accommodations that are not within walking distance of a bus stop on shuttle bus line 1 or 2, the European Forum Alpbach, in cooperation with local taxi companies, offers free shuttle taxis. They will take you to/ from the bus stop Brixlegg or Reith Dorfmitte to your accomodation. The regions are operated by different taxi companies, depending on the region. Please book your ride 45 min. in advance and show your badge to the driver.

Provider for the region Brixlegg, Münster, Kramsach, Rattenberg, Strass

Taxi Tirol: +43 676 88 65 65 100

Provider for the region Reith

Taxi Moser: +43 5336 5616 or +43 664 315 2300

Special Rate Shared Taxis

Special rate shared taxis are available to pick you up at your accommodation and take you to the Congress Centrum Alpbach and back. In order to offer you a special rate, the ride is carried out as a shared taxi. Please report your travel request at least 45 minutes before the desired departure time and show your badge to the driver.

Taxi Moser: +43 5336 5616 or +43 664 315 2300

Rates for single use/group use

  • Alpbach <-> Inneralpbach = EUR 16,00/EUR 8,00 per person
  • Alpbach <-> Reith = EUR 24,00/EUR 12,00 per person
  • Alpbach <-> Brixlegg = EUR 25,00/EUR 15,00 per person
  • Alpbach <-> Radfeld/Rattenberg = EUR 30,00/EUR 17,00 per person
  • Alpbach <-> Kramsach = EUR 30,00/EUR 17,00 per person


The following taxi companies offer reduced rates to participants of the European Forum Alpbach:

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Alpbach (c) European Forum Alpbach / Andrei Pungovschi